Saturday, April 4, 2015

Pursue confidently your dreams of being a teacher...

"Pursue confidently your dreams of being a teacher. Teach each day as you once imagined you would. Don't let today's obstacles keep you from yesterday's dreams." Robert John Meehan

"Most teachers can come to a general consensus that our plates are full. Working smarter, longer and harder isn't always enough. Yet we gladly persevere." Robert John Meehan

 "It shouldn't matter how slowly some children learn as long as we are encouraging them not to stop."- Robert John Meehan

"It is shortsighted to believe that better education comes from setting up schools that exclude the very children needing the most help." Robert John Meehan

"I choose to believe that teaching the least desired children is the most noble choice of all." Robert John Meehan

"Critical Thinking: The purposeful reflective judgment concerning what to believe or what to do. Is this a lost art?" Robert John Meehan

 "Each day we teach we must put forth a greater effort than we think we're capable of doing, we can never limit ourselves to what kind of teacher we've been in the past." - Robert John Meehan

"Republicans fear caps on CEO pay and bonuses will drain talent from those jobs. Shouldn't they have the same fears about slashing teacher comp and pay?" Robert John Meehan

"If we want to counter the effects of poverty on the achievement of children, we need to start a whole lot earlier and do a whole lot more." Robert John Meehan

 "If real learning is to take place, our classrooms must be dependent on the collaboration of its learners, not solely on the knowledge of its teachers." Robert John Meehan

"I don't know about getting rid of older more experienced teachers, but the policy should definitely be applied to elected officials." Robert John Meehan

"We must shift the focus of our classrooms from obedience to understanding." Robert John Meehan 

 "Becoming an exemplary teacher is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of the choices we make; it is not something that simply comes with experience, it is something that must be purposefully achieved." Robert John Meehan

"Inventive teachers can create life long learners but a love for learning can not be tested." Robert John Meehan